In 26th of May, the two-step call Enhancing well-being for the future 2023 opens for international research projects. The call is initiated by NORFACE (New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe) in collaboration with CHANSE (Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe).

Mental health problems are currently one of the leading causes of disability, reduced working capacity, social decline, reduced quality of life, and premature mortality, which – in addition to having serious effects on the individuals – leads to high societal costs.

The aim of the call is to improve well-being for the future and to make these improvements sustainable for all groups in the population. What mechanisms is the basis for well-being? How does well-being develop over time? A special focus may also be needed on understanding well-being in specific (e.g., vulnerable) subgroups, including children, migrants, minority groups, and less economically and socially advantaged individuals.

The present call proposes to focus the research on the following themes:

  • Crises, challenges, and well-being.
  • Environmental challenges and well-being.
  • Well-being and mental health.
  • Well-being, economy, and politics.

Project teams are composed of at least four and maximum six Principal Investigators, i.e. partners, eligible to receive funding from four or more different countries participating in the call. Swedish participation is made possible through a collaboration between Forte and The Swedish Research Council.


Applications are submitted to CHANSE in the Electronic Proposal Submission System (EPSS). Swedish applicants are also required to register their outline proposal/full proposal in Prisma. This will be possible first a few days after the call has closed in EPSS.

26 May 2023: registration of proposal outline in EPSS opens
21 September 2023: deadline for submitting proposal outline in EPSS
26 September 2023: registration of proposal outline in Prisma opens
5 October 2023: deadline for submitting proposal outline in Prisma
Mid-January 2024: registration of full proposal in EPSS opens
26 March 2024: deadline for submitting full proposal in EPSS
28 March 2024: registration of full proposal in Prisma opens
9 April 2024: deadline for registration of full proposal in Prisma
October/November 2024: announcement of call results
December 2024/January 2025: start for earliest funded projects